Knock Down the House

Release Date:May 2, 2019
Review Date:May 2, 2019
Reviewer:Blake Leath
Genre(s):Documentary/Docudrama

Politics aside, and knowing that AOC is the central figure here, let's focus on three takeaways perhaps many of us can agree on: (1) Knock Down the House is a sobering reminder of the entanglements associated with establishment leaders; (2) It's an inspiring, Rocky-esque, grassroots, underdog tale of the Have Nots challenging the Haves; but most importantlyand most impactful on me(3) It reveals (in a pure moment of vulnerability) the boundless, beautiful love a daughter has for her father and the lengths she'll go, the valleys she'll traverse, the mountains she'll climb to honor him and make manifest in her own life the potential he saw in her when she was five.

I'm a tender-hearted, sentimental son of a gun anyway, so the final 10 minutes predictably brought streaming tears to my face, but I suspect it'll melt the hearts of many o' Grinches. 

"And what happened, then? Well, in Whoville they saythat the Grinch’s small heart grew three sizes that day. And thenthe true meaning of Christmas came through, and the Grinch found the strength of ten Grinches, plus two!"